Graduation Honors

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OCU AGS Honor Graduate

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies Honor Graduate is elected by the faculty and must represent all the ideals of Ohio Christian University. This bachelor graduate must have distinguished himself/herself in academic achievement, Christian service, and leadership potential.

Latin Honors

The following honors are designed for bachelor’s graduates. Summer bachelor graduates are eligible for these honors, but cannot be recognized at the spring commencement because their grades for summer classes are not yet completed. Those who complete associate and graduate programs are
not eligible.

Students who have earned at least 60 credit hours in residency in course work which assign letter grades that affect the student’s cumulative GPA must meet the following criteria:

  • Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude (with high honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.75-3.89.
  • Cum Laude (with honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.50-3.74.

Students who have earned between 40 and 59.9 credit hours in residency in course work which assign letter grades that affect the student’s cumulative GPA must meet the
following criteria:

  • Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude (with high honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.80-3.94.
  • Cum Laude (with honors): cumulative grade point average of 3.55-3.79.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate a student must:

  1. Complete the approved course of study for one of the programs offered.
  2. Complete the additional hours required in the areas of general education and general electives. The Bachelor degrees require 120 semester credits. The Associate degree requires 60 semester credits.
  3. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all course work. For the students of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, please refer to the RN-BSN Progression Policy on p. 58 for additional graduation requirements.
  4. Complete all CLEP and PLA credits.
  5. Satisfy all financial obligations to the University and be in good standing with the University.
  6. Submit Graduation Application by published deadline, accompanied by the non-refundable Graduation Fee. Graduates may participate in commencement exercises. Graduation requirements are subject to change.

Curriculum requirements serve as a guide to program planning and are also subject to change. Every effort will be made to communicate changes to all concerned students in a reasonable manner.
OCU reserves the right to deny graduation to any student whose character is contrary to the testimony, doctrine, and standards of the University.

Residency Requirements

In order to graduate from Ohio Christian University, candidates must have taken:

  • At least 15 semester credits from OCU and have completed the final 12 credits at OCU for an associate’s degree.
  • 30 semester credits from OCU and have completed the final 24 credits at OCU for a bachelor’s degree.​